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The Bamoun live in a region full of wooded hills and savannahs. This large territory called Grassland in the southwest of Cameroon is also home to other closely related ethnic groups such as the Bamiléké and the Tikar. Stylistically, the influence of this inter-ethnic promiximity can be felt in common features on art pieces, such as the tendency to depict chubby figures with bulging eyes among the Tikar, or the application of beads on the sculptures of Bamileke African art.


Bamoun necklace
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The African art of the Bamoun, and the regalia associated with sovereignty. This Bamoun dignitary necklace, or Bamoum, is adorned with 13 heads arranged on a metal strapping. This iconography symbolizes royalty. When they sit, the members of the court council of Sultan Bamoun wear this distinctive adornment of their office, the mbangba , "mgba-mgba", which contributes according to them to strengthen their prestige and ward off any evil power. Among the Bamoun, it is the fon , the head of the Kingdom or the chiefdom, who will offer this necklace to deserving men.
Total height on base: 56 cm.

The Bamoun live in a region that is both full of wooded landforms but also of savannas. This large territory called Grassland located in the southwest of Cameroon is also the seat ...


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Bamoun Bronze
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The African art of the Bamoun, and the regalia, emblems of prestige associated with sovereignty.
This Bamoun dignitary necklace, or Bamoum, is adorned with 12 buffalo heads arranged on a metal hoop. This iconography symbolizes values of combativeness and tenacity. When they sit, the members of the council of the court of the Sultan Bamoun wear this distinctive ornament of their function,the mbangba, "mgba-mgba", which they believe helps to strengthen their prestige and keep away any evil power. Among the Bamoun, it is the fon , the head of the kingdom or chiefdom, who will offer this necklace to deserving men.

The Bamoun inhabit a region that is both full of wooded relief but also savannah. This large territory called Grassland located in the southwest of Cameroon ...


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Bamileke necklace
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The African art of the Bamoun, and the regalia associated with sovereignty.
This old necklace of Bamoun dignitary, or Bamoum, is trimmed with 12 buffalo heads arranged on a metal strap with a clasp. This iconography symbolizes the values of combativeness and tenacity. When they sit, the members of sultan Bamoun's court council wear this distinctive adornment of their function, the mbangba ,"mgba-mgba", which they say helps to strengthen their prestige and drive away any power Evil. Among the Bamoun, it is the fon, the head of the Kingdom or the chiefdom, who will offer this necklace to deserving men.
Total height on a base: 55 cm.

The Bamoun live in an area full of woodlands as well as savannahs. This large territory called Grassland in southwestern Cameroon is ...


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Bamoun Mask
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African art productions among the Chiefdoms of Grassland
This African tribal mask, carved in dense wood, displays features highlighted with polychrome glass beads. This type of masks Bamoun is worn on the top of the head, unlike most Bamileke face masks. The traits are usually highlighted from Pe- , a mixture of palm oil and padouk wood, blood-red wood, some of which are coated during rejoicing ceremonies, and which, after being grated, is kept in carved wooden containers. On this copy, however, the grainy patina adopts a dark hue.
Asland-called Grasslands live the Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke ethnic groups. The influence of this inter-ethnic proximity is felt by common traits on pieces of art, such as the tendency to represent chubby characters with ...


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African art productions among the Chiefdoms of Grassland
This African tribal mask, carved from dense wood, displays pleasant features highlighted with brightly coloured glass beads. This type of masks Bamoun are worn on the top of the head, unlike most Bamileke face masks. The traits are usually highlighted from Pe- , a mixture of palm oil and padouk wood, blood-red wood, some of which are coated during rejoicing ceremonies, and which, after being grated, is kept in carved wooden containers. On this copy however the textile took the place of the padouk.
Asland-called Grasslands live the Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke ethnic groups. The influence of this inter-ethnic proximity is felt by common traits on pieces of art, such as the tendency to represent ...


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Bamoun Necklace
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Regal insignia in African art from Cameroon This Bamoun dignitary's necklace, made of bronze, has twelve motifs featuring buffalo heads, welded onto a ring. These animals are symbolically associated with power because of their fearsome nature and massive stature. When they sit, the members of the Bamoun Sultan's court council wear this distinctive sign of their function,the mbangba, which they believe helps to reinforce their prestige and ward off any evil power. Among the Bamoun, it is the fon , the head of the kingdom or chiefdom, who will offer this necklace to deserving men.

The Bamun, deeply Islamized, inhabit a region that is both full of wooded landforms but also savannahs. This large territory of the name of Grassland located in the southwest of Cameroon is ...


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Located in the border region of Nigeria, the northwestern province of Cameroon, Grassland is made up of several ethnic groups: Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke. Several centralized chiefdoms, or kingdoms, based on customary associations, secret societies, are organized around the Fon which would have broad supernatural powers including that of being able to transform into an animal such as the python, the elephant , the leopard, or the buffalo. A religious leader, he is also a judge and a warlord.
Great eyes, puffy cheeks of the blower, broad, stunned nose and mouth with protruding lips revealing a beautiful dental alignment, protruding ears, this mask is covered with hundreds of multicolored beads that follow the underlying shapes covered with rabane. The royal ...


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Productions of African art among the chiefdoms of the Grassland
. This African tribal mask , carved from dense wood, displays comely features highlighted with brightly colored glass beads. This type of Bamun mask is worn on top of the head, unlike most Bamileke facial masks. The features are usually outlined with "Pe" , a mixture of palm oil and padouk wood, a blood-red wood ,which some people smear on during ceremonial celebrations, and which, after being grated, is preserved in carved wooden containers. A linen cloth is stretched over the beard and headdress. Within the territory known as the Cameroonian Grasslands live the Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke ethnic groups. The influence of this interethnic proximity is felt in common features on ...


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Bamoun beaded mask
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African art productions among the chiefdoms of the Grassland
. This African tribal mask, carved from dense wood, displays comely features highlighted with brightly colored glass beads. This type of Bamun mask is worn on top of the head, unlike most Bamileke facial masks. The features are usually outlined with "Pe" , a mixture of palm oil and padouk wood, a blood-red wood ,which some people smear on during ceremonial celebrations, and which, after being grated, is preserved in carved wooden containers. A network of cords arranged in parallel gives the illusion of a braided headdress. Within the territory known as the Cameroonian Grasslands live the Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke ethnic groups. The influence of this interethnic proximity is felt in ...


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Bamoun beaded hem mask
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Ex-French tribal art collection.
In African art, the use of pearls is linked to the prestige of the court. The Bamoun live in an area that is both full of wooded reliefs but also savannahs. This large territory called Grassland in southwestern Cameroon is also home to other close ethnic groups such as the Bamiléké and the Tikar . Stylistically, one feels the influence of this interethnic promixmity by common traits on the pieces of art, such as the tendency to represent globular-eyed joumins in the Tikar, or the application of beads on art sculptures. African bamileke.
Bamoun craftsmen have produced countless works, each one more impressive than the other. The masks, the beaded objects, the drawings of Njoya, the architecture of the palaces, reflect the quality and diversity ...


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Bamoun Mgba-mgba induction necklace
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The African art of the Bamoun, and the regalia associated with sovereignty. This ancient necklace of Bamoun dignitary, or Bamoum, is trimmed with 12 buffalo heads arranged on a metal strap with a clasp. This iconography symbolizes the values of combativeness and tenacity. When they sit, the members of Sultan Bamoun's court council wear this distinctive adornment of their function, the mbangba ,"mgba-mgba", which they say helps to strengthen their prestige and remove any evil power. Among the Bamoun, it is the fon, the head of the Kingdom or the chiefdom, who will offer this necklace to deserving men.
Total height on a base: 54 cm.

The Bamoun live in an area full of woodlands as well as savannahs. This large territory called Grassland in southwestern Cameroon is also home ...

Figure of rider Bamoun
African art > Bellows of forges, African art, tribal art > Bamoun statue


This rider Bamoun mastering a pitched horse would represent King N'Doya in his victory over the Fulani in the 19th century. Armed with a sword carried in a sheath slung over his shoulder, he also has a sword. A dark brown leather dresses the shapes of the character and his mount, a lighter leather sheaths the hooves. The king is dressed in a canvas loincloth, the Hausa having introduced the clothing transformations in the Bamoun, he wears leather stirrups connected by a rigid wicker rod. The various decorative elements and materials form an exceptional work here. The Bamuns live in an area that is both full of wooded reliefs but also savannahs. This large territory called Grassland in southwestern Cameroon is also home to other close ethnic groups such as the Bamiléké and Tikar. ...


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Bronze sculpture Bamoun
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The art of bronze in African art at the service of the King.
The king, a bearded figure, a symbol of wisdom, sits in his carrier chair, accompanied by his children. The whole thing is topped by an elegant removable parasol with crenellated edges. All the characters present the typical features of bamoun sculptures such as globular eyes and imposing nose.
Located in the border region of Nigeria, the northwestern province of Cameroon, Grassland is made up of several ethnic groups: Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke. Several centralized chiefdoms, or kingdoms, based on customary associations, secret societies, are organized around the Fon which would have broad supernatural powers including that of being able to transform into an animal such as the python, the ...


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